A transcript demonstrates a student’s abilities and accomplishments to open the doors of opportunity. We are not trying to inflate their grades. Just like a resume needs to be accurate, so does your transcript.
Let’s look at some example transcripts:
Compare the course titles.
See how the personal interests and goals are reflected.
Student 1: Note the Science and Math variations
Student 2: Note the Math and Science emphasis
Student 3: Note the English and Electives
High School Curriculum ideas to get you started:
Points to discuss:
What’s a credit worth? Textbooks vs. Seat time. Making your own credits/courses. What about grades? Extra credits and 100s.
Course “weight”? College Prep (CP), Honors (H), AP and Dual Credits. What about Special Needs? New framework for Honors from DOE.
GPA: 4.0 scale vs. SC Uniform Grade Scale. Changes in the Uniform Grade Scale in August 2016.
Testing: SAT, ACT, Workkeys, ASVAB. Tech placement testing.